North Hollywood (often referred to as ‘NoHo’) is a district in Los Angeles known for its burgeoning visual art scene, multitudes of live theaters and eclectic eateries. Staying at one of the many modern hotels means having the option to enjoy the quiet of the San Fernando Valley without being too far from the best of what LA has to offer. Here is our pick of the best hotels in North Hollywood.
With free morning coffee, a 24-hour lobby, and free Wi-Fi, the Lexen Hotel in North Hollywood provides the ideal respite for anyone looking to find adventure on their trip to Los Angeles. Only a short distance from fun attractions like Universal CityWalk and Hollywood Walk of Fame, the boutique hotel is also located within walking distance of NoHo restaurants and cafés, making it a great option for those opting not to rent a car during their stay. For guests keen to explore even further without a car, the North Hollywood subway station for the Metro Red Line is a short walk away, with stops in Downtown, Koreatown and (with a transfer) the Santa Monica Pier.
Home to a plethora of old school diner haunts and 1960s-style motels, retro vibes are found all over North Hollywood. The Garland features the district’s vintage vibes alongside modern amenities, making it NoHo’s premiere chic hotel. With shuttles to LAX, the Staples Center and Disneyland, the hotel is a great choice for large families. The hotel even offers guests free trolley rides to Universal CityWalk and Universal Studios (both are very close by), ideal for families wanting to eat, shop and ride rollercoasters without having to navigate the infamous LA traffic themselves. Spacious rooms, private balconies and an outdoor pool are great during downtime.
With a colorful modernist façade and rooftop pool, the Holiday Inn Express in North Hollywood is not what most would expect to find at an average mid-priced hotel chain. Instead, the hotel has dozens of amenities designed to make your stay enjoyable including free WiFi, a gym, free breakfast and a launderette available for guests. Located walking distance from the NoHo Arts District, the Holiday Inn Express North Hollywood is a great place for those looking to explore the nightlife and art scenes in NoHo.
The Mikado Hotel is a boutique hotel in North Hollywood that offers guests a sanctuary garden complete with a pond and fountain, a sundeck with a pool and (for the more chilly Los Angeles nights) a hot tub. Although the rooms tend to be smaller than what you’ll find in other hotels, each room has a separate entrance to the hotel’s complimentary parking lot meaning you can get in and out quick. Located slightly west of North Hollywood in a neighborhood called Sherman Village (between Sherman Oaks and Valley Village), the hotel is a great location for those looking to explore the rest of the Valley.
Exploring Los Angeles is better on a good night’s rest and a full stomach. The Hilton Los Angeles / Universal hotel located in Universal City (just south of North Hollywood) is a great place to get body and mind ready before embarking on a LA adventure. With lush bedding, sweeping views of Universal CityWalk, and cabana rentals available, the hotel delivers a long list of amenities, including the option for a pet friendly room. For guests looking to live it up during their stay, a limousine service is available for a fee through Black Car LA.
Located north of Warner Bros Studios, Hotel Amarano is a short distance to both the lively heart of Hollywood and the charming local atmosphere of North Hollywood. Designed for the luxury-inclined, the hotel features a rooftop pool and unbridled dining options. A great choice for couples, Amarano offers guests a chance to lounge by the pool with a drink or have a romantic dinner by the fire, or both. From weddings to corporate meetings, the hotel can also accommodate a range of events (complete with catering options).